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Worksheet for New Homeowners

August 29, 2019

This link has a worksheet that is helpful for new homeowners.   https://www.houselogic.com/buy/first-time-home-buyer/first-things-to-do-after-buying-a-house/...

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Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

August 23, 2019

by Rick Ryan Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements ...

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HELOC: Understanding Home Equity Lines of Credit by Holden Lewis

August 23, 2019

A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is a second mortgage that gives you access to cash based on the value of your home. You can draw from a home equity line of credit and repay all or some of it monthly, somewhat like a credit card.With a HELOC, you borrow against your equity, which is the ...

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Do I Need a Home Inspection?

August 21, 2019

Do I need a Home Inspection?Some buyers opt to save the home inspection fee and take a chance on exactly what repairs are needed to move into a new home.  While a home inspection is an optional item for a buyer, the wise buyer does in fact need a home inspection in order to determine any immediate ...

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Is It the Right Time to Sell My Charlotte NC Home?

August 17, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Are you ready? Or not?One of the most commonly asked questions I often hear from sellers is “Is it the right time to sell my home?”If you’ve been considering it for a long time but cannot let go, perhaps it’s time to put your courage to ...

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MS Gulf Coast July 2019 Industry Insider

August 15, 2019

July 2019 Market StatisticsAVERAGE HOME SALESAverage MS Gulf Coasthome sales are lower at 583 inJuly 2019 from 648 for June 2019AVERAGE SALES PRICEThe average sales price is down to$182,552 in July 2019 from$186,112 in June 2019. AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKETAverage days on marketis slightly up from 63 days inJune 2019 to 65 days in July 2019 ...

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5 Negotiating Tactics That Can Hinder a Sale

August 15, 2019

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) may want to avoid:1) Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you ...

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How to Determine Your Ideal Retirement Savings at 30 and Beyond

August 15, 2019

 RETIREMENT PLANNING  PLANNING BY DECADEHow to Determine Your Ideal Retirement Savings at 30 and BeyondSharePinEmail •••BY SCOTT SPANN  Updated August 06, 2019Figuring out how much money you'll need for retirement can be challenging, particularly in the early stages of your career. Fortunately, there are some helpful retirement planning benchmarks to help you ...

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Knock on Wood (Flooring) For Its Timeless Appeal

August 15, 2019

Wood floors still rank high on a homebuyers’ wish lists. Let your sellers know about today’s design trends and product improvements so they might earn the best return on their investment. Knocking on wood is a superstition intended to bring good luck. Coincidentally, wood flooring improves the odds that a listing will appeal to more buyers and ...

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Still a Seller's Market... And be Prepared

August 15, 2019

Our marketing area in SE Tennessee is a big-time seller’s market. This should ensure that buyers are fully prepared to provide supporting documentation for offers. It would be a good idea to have either the Pre-Qualification letter for financed offers or a proof of funds letter for cash offers. If either of these documents are over 30 days ...

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Life in The Great Smoky Mountains by Sandra C Brown

August 15, 2019

Life In Sevier County TN Gateway to the Smoky Mountains by Sandra C Brown, Broker Owner Dream Catcher Realty, Sevierville, TN Fun Facts About Sevier County TN IE The Smoky Mountains Present day Sevier County was settled by the Scotch Irish who came from southern Virginia mainly arround Newport News, Norfolk  and Hampton VA in the early 1800s.  ...

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Reasons to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

August 15, 2019

Before you start your home search, you want to know how much you can afford, right? There are two ways to do this: with a mortgage pre-qualification and a mortgage pre-approval. As a home buyer, the pre-approval is more valuable to you during your home search.How Pre-Approval Helps You as a Home BuyerOne of the main differences between ...

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Safety Tips for REALTORS

August 15, 2019

Safety Tips for REALTORS1-Show propertys in the day light not at night.2-Park on the road. Do not let customers park behind you.3-When needed check in with office.4-Have a saftey word.5-There is a app you can share to know your gps.6-Take a picture of buyers car tag and share if in a area that you ...

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Builder confidence rises in August

August 15, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index rose to 66, up 1 point from JulyBYVERONIKA BONDARENKO Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes rose to 66 in August, up one point from July, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo.The Housing Market Index (HMI) is a weighted ...

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What to Ask When Choosing a Lender

August 13, 2019

 AboutTiffany Howard of Nicole James Real Estate Group is a top 1% agent and has participated in a variety of real estate transactions, including residential properties in the secondary home, REO, new construction markets in both the Triangle and Atlanta areas. Tiffany prides herself on maintaining a high level of professionalism and being a tireless advocate of her ...

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Appraisers Appraise Real Property, Not Personal Property

August 13, 2019

Appraisers Appraise Real Property, Not Personal PropertyCredit goes to Byron King and SC Realtors...

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When fans can help and when they don't.

August 12, 2019

Feeling the Heat? Here’s When Fan's can help and when they don't —According to ScienceWith cities around the world hitting record-breaking temperatures, finding quick and effective ways to cool off has become a top priority. Air-conditioning is a great option, but not every country can afford or sustain the energy infrastructure required to climate cool ...

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How To Buy and Sell At The Same Time Without Losing Your Mind

August 12, 2019

It’s a tricky situation; how will the logistics work out? Will you be homeless? What if your housedoesn’t sell? AHHH! We hear these questions all the time! Selling your home and buying a new oneat the same time can be very stressful. Here are some tips to help you with this situation.Hire a ProfessionalYou'll ...

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Now is the time to buy! Ways to improve your credit score..

August 12, 2019

    Now more than ever is a great time to buy in the real estate market. Why? Because mortgage rates are dropping, making it the best fiscal time to purchase a home or investment property. However, if you find yourself in a position like a lot of Americans can relate to: having a poor credit score; ...

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Maintaining your Property

August 12, 2019

5 Winter Home Maintenance Projects You Should Do in the Middle of Summer1. Check the roof and guttersStart with the gutters.Check to see if there are excessive amounts of granules in your gutters, as these can indicate an issue with your roof,” she explains. “Also, look for missing roof shingles or water stains on the underside ...

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Millennials drive mortgage refinance boom, and lenders are scrambling

August 11, 2019

Diana Olick | @DianaOlickPublished 12:46 PM ET Fri, 9 Aug 2019 Updated 1:49 PM ET Fri, 9 Aug 2019 CNBC.comhttps://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/08/09/millennials-drive-mortgage-refinance-boom-and-lenders-are-scrambling.htmlRefinance applications were up a stunning 116% this week compared with a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. That has lenders scrambling to keep up.Millennials were especially reactive to the rate drop. In ...

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These three key factors in marketing your property will get it sold for a higher price on time.

August 09, 2019

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14 Garage Organization Ideas Under $50

August 09, 2019

Easy-to-afford solutions for your tools, sporting and seasonal gear (so you'll have room for your car, too). If you've got a garage, most likely you've got waaayyyy more than cars in there. It's the catch-all place to keep stuff (mostly) out of sight and out of mind.Put order to the chaos and protect ...

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Being  Prepared For Hurricane Season

August 08, 2019

Being  Prepared For Hurricane Season  Basic electronicsPack an extra phone charger in case you’re fortunate enough to have electricity, and a portable battery pack in case you’re not. Also stash a long-lasting LED flashlight. Pack a small hand-cranked or battery-operated AM/FM radio (with extra batteries).Personal needsWhile getting ready for a typical day, list every toiletry ...

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August 2019 Market Update Manchester TN

August 08, 2019

In the Middle Tennessee area of Coffee County , TN; the number of home sales was up 15.5% from 2018 to 2019. Even with limited inventory, the number of sales is increasing. Average home prices for 2019 had a 7.5% increase from 2018 YTD.The average days on the market are fairly stable this year to date  ...

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